Ban­ner day for Brazil’s Marta

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Marta scores her record 15th World Cup goal in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over South Korea.

Marta scored her 15th ca­reer women’s World Cup goal to be­come the all-time leader in tour­na­ment his­tory, lead­ing Brazil to a 2-0 win over South Korea in Mon­treal on Tues­day.

The five-time world player of the year scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to put Brazil up 2-0, al­low­ing her to break a tie with Ger­many’s Bir­git Prinz in ca­reer goals.

Marta’s penalty came af- ter Formiga was fouled by South Korea’s So-hyun Cho in­side the box, and she sent the penalty into the lower left cor­ner of the goal for the record score.

Formiga had Brazil’s first goal in the Group E game, and the 37-year-old be­came the old­est player to score in tour­na­ment his­tory — do­ing so in her sixth World Cup.

Costa Rica 1, Spain 1: Raquel Ro­driguez Ce­deno’s first-half goal gave Costa Rica a draw in Mon­treal in the World Cup de­but for both teams.

Ro­driguez scored in the 14th minute off a cen­ter­ing pass from Kather­ine Al­varado, one minute af­ter Vicky Losada put Spain ahead in a Group E game. Spain con­trolled the pos­ses­sion for much of the sec­ond half.

France 1, Eng­land 0: Eu­ge­nie Le Som­mer scored her first World Cup goal and France won a Group F game in rainy Monc­ton, Canada.

Le Som­mer scored her 45th ca­reer in­ter­na­tional goal in the 29th minute.

Gae­tane Thiney forced a turnover by Eng­land and Le Som­mer won the loose ball, took two touches and ham­mered in a shot from 20 yards.

France has owned the se- ries be­tween the clubs, hav­ing not lost to Eng­land since 1974. France beat Eng­land in the quar­ter­fi­nals of the 2011 World Cup on penalty kicks.

Colom­bia 1, Mex­ico 1: Daniela Mon­toya’s boom­ing goal from out­side the penalty area in the 82nd minute helped Colom­bia earn a draw in Monc­ton in a Group F game.

Veron­ica Perez put Mex­ico up 1-0 in the 35th minute, turn­ing af­ter a cor­ner kick and fir­ing a right-footed shot that Colom­bian goal­keeper Cas­tano Car­doso Derly Ste­fany was un­able to keep from just cross­ing the line.

Gra­ham Hughes As­so­ci­ated Press

BRAZIL’S MARTA (10) and South Korea’s Kim Doyeon chase the ball in the sec­ond half.

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